Pyrite is gorgeous gold-colored stone, and actually got its nickname “Fool’s Gold” for this very reason. The official name “Pyrite” originates from the Greek root work “Pyr” which means “fire,” and it got this name due to its ability to create spark when struck against another metal or gemstone. These physical qualities translate energetically, making Pyrite a powerful gemstone of the Solar Plexus chakra which is a person's seat of inner power and self-concept. Pyrite empowers one to stand firmly in confidence, and prevents the words of others from intimidating or discouraging the bearer from living up to their truest potential. This stone is particularly useful for shielding against bullying, and for healing the inner-child. Work with one of these beautiful Pyrite tumbled stones to connect you back to your own inner fire, or carry it with you as a talisman of protection to allow you to move with greater confidence in the world, attracting the prosperity and resources you need to embody your truest expression.
Planet: Venus, Mars
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Astrology: Aries, Libra
Mohs Hardness: 6-6.5
Average piece: .5 inches (1.3cm), .02 pounds (7.2g)
All Karma Cottage stones are cleansed and blessed under a full moon.